2023 Grants

Competitive Selection Grants

LACF Board of Directors awarded $25,000 in grants to six nonprofits in Los Alamos County to improve the financial health of the organizations. Grantees are:

Family Strengths Network ($5,000)

This grant is a benefit in multiple ways. It covers wages for the Marketing Manager, gives FSN time to find a more permanent funding solution, and opens up dollars for investing in FSN’s future. FSN’s partnership with LACF is making a real difference for the organization.” - Carie Fanning, Executive Director

Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service ($5,000)

Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service is tremendously grateful for the support of the Los Alamos Community Foundation. This marketing grant will help us reach more people in need of home health services and show them the benefits of choosing a locally owned and operated non-profit agency like ours.” - Jack Allison, Executive Director

Self Help, Inc. ($5,000)

"We will use this grant to upgrade our technology infrastructure to operate more efficiently. Funds will also be used to purchase a computer for our new Housing Stability Coordinator, enabling more Northern New Mexicans to receive critical housing assistance." - Diane Smogor, Executive Director

Pajarito Environmental Education Center ($5,000)

PEEC is extremely grateful to the Los Alamos Community Foundation for their continued support. Building upon the marketing survey conducted for PEEC by UNM in 2021 (also generously funded by LACF), this funding allows PEEC to create and begin the implementation of a new marketing plan. The intention is to investigate how to reach audiences not currently engaged with PEEC programs, thereby advancing our mission, strengthening our long-term financial sustainability, and positively impacting the community.” -Jillian Rubio, Executive Director

Los Alamos Family Council ($3,000)

“This grant provides training for all board members to create a healthy, cohesive board engaged in its core duties of care, loyalty, and obedience, and how these contribute to board driven fundraising efforts. The improved governance of the LAFC board will be reflected through stronger operations and service provision." - Jordan Redmond, Executive Director

Los Alamos JJAB ($2,000)

“These funds will be utilized toward the cost of JJAB’s annual financial audit, which ensures the financial health and sustainability of our organization, as well as conveys transparency to our funders and the public about how we fund our programs.” - Rachel Mohr-Richards, Executive Director

Donor-Designated and Field-of-Interest Grants

  • $394 to Los Alamos Little Theatre from the Los Alamos Little Theatre Endowment
  • $500 to Coro de Camara from the Judy Dudziak Endowment for Community Music Organizations
  • $2,000 to the Family YMCA for youth roller derby competitions and to Los Alamos Youth Soccer League for equipment from the Los Alamos Community Endowment for Youth Sports
  • $2,081 to UNM-LA to support campus operations and programming from the Community Endowment for UNM-LA

Grants to Support the Establishment of Agency Endowments

  • $1,500 each to Family Strengths Network and Los Alamos Family Council as a matching grant from N3B Los Alamos

Emergency Funding

  • $2,031 to Jemez Firewise Association to mitigate impacts of the Cerro Pelado Fire. Funds were raised entirely through LANL employee donations.


“We are grateful to LACF and the Judy Dudziak Endowment Fund for this support. It will allow us to compensate local musicians as guest artists to support our programming for the coming year. Our guest instrumentalists enrich the musical experience for singers and audience alike.”

-- Nylea Butler-Moore, Coro de Cámara Artistic Director